Saturday, 1 August 2015


Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi
The Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Chief Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has brokered peace between the management of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu and its players. Both parties were quarreling over non-payment of salary arrears and other incentives to the players.

After their qualification for the quarter final of the Federation Cup tournament at Abuja, the players expressed their annoyance over non-payment of their salary arrears. This development prompted the decision of Governor Ugwuanyi to intervene in the matter. He informed them of his administration’s commitment to do everything possible in spite of the drastic drop in the state revenue due to the challenges in the oil sector to ensure that the players earn their salary arrears and forestall any future occurrence, adding that he had instructed the Accountant General of the state to pay them their June and July salaries.

Gov. Ugwuanyi, while addressing the players, said: “The little we have every month, we will consider your arrears in line with other brothers and sisters that have not been paid salaries. We have decided to step down on many activities to ensure that Rangers, IMT, ESUT and others are paid their salaries. I understand the difficulties, but it is all because the economy of the country is in bad shape due to the derail in the oil sector.

“We assure and reassure you of our total support at all times. May the support of our forefathers stand behind you always, we cherish you and you are our diamonds. When you win matches we are happy. When you lose matches the economic activities in the state suffers because our people will not celebrate and patronize our joints. May the roads continue to rise ahead of you and may your collective and individual efforts bring the long expected positive result for Enugu State.”